The ‘Harry Potter’ books are an emotion. In 1997, the first book in the Harry Potter series was released. The series sparked a global trend of wand fighting, chanting spells, wearing capes and pointy hats, and more. The books were later made into movies, which ended up being a smash hit. Even today, the passion and craze for “Harry Potter” has not diminished at all. Usually the movies aren’t up to the standards of the books, but that wasn’t the case with Harry Potter. That being said, there are some interesting things for Potterheads. Here are some scenes from Hogwarts Express that were mentioned in the books but were missing in the movies.
- Ginny being a member of the ‘Slug club’
In the movie “Half-Blood Prince”, Ginny Weasley appears as a member of Horace Slughorn’s “Slug Club”. Unfortunately, the film did not explain why this is so. According to the book, Slughorn had seen Ginny use a Bat-Bogey Hex on Zacharias Smith. He was so impressed that he decided to enlist him.
- Hermione and Ron were made prefects
In the novel, Hermione and Ron were made prefects. In one of the scenes, mentioned in the book – Harry’s mood takes a turn for the worse when Ron and Hermione are forced to sit away from him on the Hogwarts Express as they have been made prefects. Harry finds himself sitting in a carriage with Ginny, Neville and Luna Lovegood.
- The Dursleys threatened by the Order of the Phoenix
According to the ending of “Order of the Phoenix” in the book, just as Harry gets off the Hogwarts Express, he is stunned to see Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, and Mr. and Mrs. Weasley waiting for him. The book introduces the Order of the Phoenix menacing the Dursleys and tells them that they will visit them if Harry is mistreated. It comes across as a sweet moment, especially when Harry comes to terms with Sirius’ death.
- Harry gives up his Triwizard Cup money
Don’t we all remember the successful business of the Weasley brothers – Wizard Wheezes. At the end of “Goblet of Fire”, Harry was heartbroken over the murder of Cedric Diggory. Following this, he surrendered his entire Triwizard Tournament prize to Fred and George.
- Letter from Sirius and Pidwidgeon
At the end of the book “Prisoner of Azkaban”, Ron gets a replacement for Scabbers in the form of an owl, Pigwidgeon. The owl was sent by Sirius with a sweet letter, in which he promises to be there for Harry throughout his life. Sirius had also included the Hogsmeade permission slip, giving his consent for Harry to visit the wizarding village.
- The Redemption and Death of Wormtail
The Harry Potter movies had also ignored Wormtail’s redemption and death. Wormtail’s original death has much more meaning and significance as he managed to gain a second redemption before he was killed for treason. His death in the book also featured that there was a part of him that regretted what he had done to his friends. But the movies decided to ignore his redemption and death.
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